So, here is the 11th of the 12 blocks that finish to 12". I gave you the center block (24") and the pattern for the small 6" star blocks that are fillers. I lost track. Even though I used to be a high school math teacher, I guess I am getting rusty when it comes to counting!
This is called Sawtooth Star Variation, all rotary cut and stitched (whew!) The last block will be paper pieced, so I had to give you an easy time of it on this block.
|12" Sawtooth Star Variation|
There are 12 applique blocks and 13 Square in a Square blocks. This is easy raw edge applique. The fun part of this quilt is that there is a meaning ascribed to each of these symbols (ie, Friendship, Home, etc). This blue quilt was patterned for Blank Fabrics using their Ethnic Echoes Collection (several years ago). I sold the pattern on CD and in 2016 it will be FREE!
|African Adinkra Quilt: 10" blocks, 69" x 69" quilt|
|Original Adinkra Quilt, gifted to the African American Museum in Virginia|
The other one is based on my Quilter's Block a Day calendar by Martingale. This means that in order to participate you will have to own either the desktop version or the CD version. This is more than a block a month - it is a QUILT project a month! This was a quilt-shop-only program in 2008 and I realized that this could get a lot of traction with all of you!
|Block a Day Calendar with 366 blocks|
What sorts of projects will these be? There will be one a month for 12 months.
|Glory Leaves Placemats (based on a November block)|
|Prairie Flower Quilt (based on a January block)|
Each month I also include a line drawing so you can make your project using your own colors.
The catch is that I don't give cutting directions for the blocks because that is in the calendar. You have to have the calendar to get anywhere!
So, think about it. And to see ALL THE BLOCKS that are in the calendar, go to this link: